Weekly RoundUp 3/16

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. They’re the modern stone age family.
    From the town of Bedrock, they’re a page right out of history.
    Let’s ride with the family down the street, through the courtesy of Fred’s two feet.
    When you're with the Flintstones you'll have a yabba dabba doo time.
    A dabba doo time. You'll have a gay old time.

    --The Flintstone’s Theme (1965)

    [c]The Weekly RoundUp[/c]
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    __________TITLE_________ _ _Amazon _ BestBuy _ CrcCity _ Target_ _ Costco_
    21 Grams__________________ _ $18.89 __ $17.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $18.79 __
    Absolutely Fabulous:Series5_ $24.49 __ $29.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    And God Created Woman_____ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Anna______________________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Baby the Rain Must Fall___ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Belles on Their Toes______ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Beyond the Stars__________ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Bible_________________ _ $12.73 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Boys of 2nd St. Park______ _ $18.89 __ $24.99 __ $27.00 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Branded: Season 1_________ _ $19.60 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Brides of Christ__________ _ $33.98 __ $34.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Cheaper By The Dozen (1950)_ $10.49 __ $_9.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    The Commitments SE________ _ $18.89 __ $14.99 __ $19.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Dang. Liaisons(Eng.200min.)_ $25.48 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dang. Liaisons(Fre.200min.)_ $25.48 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dang. Liaisons(Fre.270min.)_ $42.48 __ $44.99 __ $34.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    December__________________ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Demonlover________________ _ $17.49 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dream Catcher_____________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dreamkeeper_______________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Dr. Seuss’: Cat in the Hat _ $18.89 __ $16.99 __ $15.99 __ $15.99 __ $18.79 __
    Endless Summer Coll.______ _ $31.49 __ $43.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Flintstones: Season 1_____ _ $45.44 __ $52.99 __ $69.99 __ $45.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Girls Will Be Girls_______ _ $25.48 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Gnaw: Food of Gods II_____ _ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Grand Slam Giftset________ _ $42.47 __ $44.99 __ $49.96 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Hitchiker (HBO)___________ _ $24.49 __ $29.99 __ $21.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Kim Possible:Stitch n Time _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Mac_______________________ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Married W/Children:Seas. 2 _ $27.97 __ $33.99 __ $34.99 __ $29.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Most Terrible Time/Life___ _ $25.46 __ $24.99 __ $24.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Ned Kelly_________________ _ $10.47 __ $12.99 __ $10.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Onibaba (CC)______________ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $22.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Quicksand_________________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    REM-Perfect Square________ _ $13.47 __ $13.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Running Man SE____________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Scenes from a Marriage (CC)_ $34.97 __ $36.99 __ $39.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Scooby Doo: Seasons 1 & 2_ _ $45.44 __ $52.99 __ $69.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Soong Sisters_____________ _ $21.21 __ $16.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    ThoseMagnif.Men/FlyingMach._ $10.49 __ $12.99 __ $12.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Uncovered_________________ _ $13.99 __ $14.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Under Skin of City________ _ $21.23 __ $19.99 __ $17.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Unknown Pleasures_________ _ $20.97 __ $24.99 __ $19.99 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
    Veronica Guerin___________ _ $20.99 __ $19.99 __ $22.99 __ $15.99 __ $_N/A_ __
    Wrong Is Right____________ _ $17.47 __ $22.99 __ $24.97 __ $_N/A_ __ $_N/A_ __
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    Dangerous Liaisons is being released in three different versions:
    1.) 200 minute cut in English.
    2.) 200 minute cut in French.
    3.) 270 minute cut in French.

    The Grand Slam Giftset includes: Bull Durham, Eight Men Out, The Jackie Robinson Story, and Pride of the Yankees

    Brides of Christ has two different available covers: The "Wedding Vow" cover and the "Convent Sisters" cover.


    Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed advertisements, the Sunday of the week of release (so as to catch any week-of-release sale prices). All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price. If a price is marked "$_N/A_" in the grid, it means that this title is not shown as available on that chain's website or perhaps in their ads...but it COULD still be in-stores!

    $_"LP" means the advertisement says "Low Price", and $_"HP" means the advertisement says "Hot Price". Use of either of these in the Roundup grid indicates that I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    I only include the titles I feel like including (or the ones Dave tells me he's looking for ;o)). In fact, the titles are pretty much the ones I'm personally interested in, with few exceptions. I don't get paid for this, and I don't have time to devote to doing every DVD. So, please don't complain. If there is a title not included in the Roundup that you want to see, just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone...like Dave & I do!

    Note that Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii. Also note that I cannot include Wal-Mart prices in the standard Roundup: Wal-Mart sets prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is not a way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart location. When it comes to Wal-Mart prices mentioned at all, just remember that "Your Mileage May Vary".


    **BE CAREFUL! Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat is available in both OAR and MAR versions...get the correct one.

    --Amazon is still featuring free shipping on orders over $25. Restrictions apply.

    --Best Buy is offering a “bonus disc on package” with Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat this week. Minimum 50 per store. No rainchecks. The disc features the Smash Mouth music video Hang On and the new The Cat in the Hat video-game trailer.

    --Best Buy is offering deals on Married With Children sets. Season 1 is available for $22.99 each. Season 2 is available for $33.99. However, if you buy both Seasons 1 & 2 you can save $15. $23 + $34 = $57. $57 - $15 = $42 (total cost). $42/2 = $21 each. Good deal!

    --Best Buy is also offering a deal on Flintstones & Scooby-Doo sets. If you buy Flintstones: Season 1 ($52.99) WITH Scooby-Doo: Seasons 1 & 2 (52.99) you can save $25. $53 + $53 = $106. $106 - $25 = $81 (total cost). $81/2 = $40.50 each. Another pretty good deal! (The math computations in the last two items brought to you courtesy of Frezon Lousy Math, Inc.)

    --The Best Buy flyer advertises that the Scooby-Doo set also features a “FREE movie pass offer to see Scooby-Doo 2 on package. Up to a $6.50 value.” This offer MAY be available on all Scooby season sets.

    --Circuit City is offeing a “FREE Limited Edition collectable (sic) 60 minute phone card” with the purchase of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. While Supplies last. In-store only. Minimum 30 per location.

    --Target is packaging a gift with its copies of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. They are including a FREE The Cat in the Hat Bubble watch. “Items are packaged together. Quantity limited. No rainchecks.”

    --Toys “R” Us is advertising Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat at a “Low Price”. They’re giving away a “FREE Lenticular book mark” with the purchase of the DVD. While supplies last. Not available on-line.

    --K-Mart is advertising Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (no price listed) with a “FREE Collectible Plush Toy”. While supplies last.

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    The latest markdowns according to DavisDVD:

    EFFECTIVE: March 16, 2004 (Studio/Titles/New SRP)

    20th Century Fox Action DVD Pack, Family Fun DVD Pack, Rude 'n Crude DVD Collection, Ultimate Chick Flick DVD Collection ... $69.98

    Columbia/Tri-Star Another You, The Best of Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Easy Rider, Fly Away Home, The Glass House, The Greatest 70s Cop Shows, Joe Dirt, A Knight's Tale, The Master of Disguise, My Girl, Trapped, Seeing Double, Troop Beverly Hills ... $14.95

    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Indian in the Cupboard, Levity. Nightstalker ... $19.95
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    $19.99:
    School Of Rock
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Spy Kids 3D
    Cold Creek Manor
    Matchstick Men
    Once Upon A Time In Mexico

    Freaky Friday $15.99
    Running Man SE $12.99

    $12.99:
    28 Days
    Phonebooth
    2 Fast 2 Furious
    Hot Chick
    Charlie Angels Full Throttle
    How To Lose A Man In 10 Days
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Scooby Doo
    Bulletproof Monk
    So I Married An Axe Murderer

    $6.99:
    Private Benjamin
    Airheads
    The Fan
    Knock Off
    Eye Of The Beholder

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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    2 for $15:
    Broken Arrow
    Commando
    Edward Scissorhands
    The Sandlot
    Airplane
    Dude Where is my Car?
    Donnie Darko
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Volcano
    Moulin Rouge
    Predator 2
    Sleeping with the Enemy
    Varsity Blues
    Zoolander
    Titanic
    Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke
    Original Kings of Comedy
    Save the Last Dance
    Forrest Gump
    Tomb Raider
    Point Break
    Top Secret
    Grease
    Major League
    Popeye

    $14.99:
    Mallrats
    Clerks
    Chasing Amy
    Jay and Bob Strike Back
    The Commitments
    Running Man

    Lion King 1 1/2 $16.99

    Runaway Jury $17.99

    Dogma $22.99
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Nothing much new for me this week. But that 2/$15 at Best Buy is right up my alley with both Airplane! and Edward Scissorshands--two movies I've been wanting to add to my collection. And, I've been intentionally waiting for some kind of good deal. Now, I've got it! [​IMG]

    I'm even considering Grease and The Sandlot at that price.
     
  4. Christian Behrens

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    Thanks Mike and Patrick for the hard work. It's always great to look over your lists on a Sunday morning. [​IMG]

    -Christian
     
  5. ericLee

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    anyone know if CC or best buy will have
    dirty pretty things
    or shattered glass on sale?

    -opps had it listed on the wrong date on my wish list, next week.
     
  6. george kaplan

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    The Target ad shows the Flinstones for $45.99.

    Lots for me this week. In addition to Flinstones,

    The Commitments
    Cheaper by the Dozen
    Belles on Their Toes
    Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
     
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    Ordered Married with Children S2 from Amazon [​IMG]
     
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    i recommend sandlot even if it's not on sale.
    if you like baseball you wont be dissapointed, even if you dont like baseball.

    too bad best buy didnt have that deal with flintsones and jetsons instead of scobby doo.

    duh, idiot.
     
  9. Dillon*G

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    thanks Mike and Patrick,its going to be a busy week for me
     
  10. Dane Marvin

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    Great deal on the double-purchase of The Flintstones/Scooby Doo. Unfortunately, I can't buy either this week (starting to wonder if saving for a new computer is really worth it).

    Edward Scissorhands + Grease for only $15 is also almost too good for me to pass up. Anyone who doesn't already own Forrest Gump should steal that one from BB as well.

    Later on down the road:
    -Flintstones (S1)
    -Scooby Doo (S1&2)
    -Married with Children (S2)
    -Kung-Fu (S1) ...maybe
    -Running Man SE ...maybe

    Thanks for the round-up!
     
  11. Kenneth Cummings

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    I was about ready to give up on getting Flintstones this week, due to a slighty higher price tag. But Target had the deal I was hoping Best Buy would used, so I will be picking it up this week! Thanks Mike, and don't forget to let the sabertooth tiger out! [​IMG]
     
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    dont forget about share the love on amazon.

    you can get any of the new HB sets for just over $40 using that.
     
  13. Joe Fisher

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    Flintstones & Running Man for me this week.

    Thanks Mike for another great round-up, and to George Kaplan for the Flintstones price at Target. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Will price match at Circuit City on Flintstones as Both Target and CC are located in the same building in White Plains, NY.



    As far as this pile of (enter vile comment) goes......there is no correct one.
     
  14. Mike Frezon

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    George: Good catch! I went back to my worksheet and found a couple more Target prices that didn't make it to the grid. You get the sharp eyes award! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  15. Michael Moulton

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    Thankfully, two cheap weeks coming up for me. Nothing this week or next. I can't remember the last time I went two weeks without a Best Buy trip!
     
  16. Michael.M.C

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    I keep reading OAR and MAR versions, "get the right one".

    What do OAR and MAR stabd for?

    Full/widescreen?
     
  17. TonyD

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    origional aspect ratio

    modified aspect ratio.

    yes?
     
  18. Bill J

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    Looks like it will just be 21 Grams for me. Thanks, Mike.
     
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    Last Unicorn is a MAR version. The film was 1.85 in theaters. I think you can import a french version that is OAR and in english 5.1
     
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    Let's Definitely getting 21Grams and Running Man SE.
    May be tough to pass up the deal on Flinstones/Scooby.
    Thinking about Commitments, BB says this is a 4 DVD set, that can't be right, can it?
     

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